Sometimes it takes just a beam of light, or the shadow cast by a philodendron, to turn the ordinary into magic.
“I am a documentary, fine-art and portrait photographer based in Melbourne. I’m intrigued by the absurdity, impermanence and ultimately the magnificence in this world and the people who inhabit it.
Initially, my photo-taking began a means to catalogue my transition from a coastal upbringing to my small country town of birth; fleeting moments, family, intriguing nuances and rural decay were my main subjects. Photography has since become my chosen medium for communicating and representing personal, local and global issues that I am fervently passionate about. My documentary practice is often informed by the work of community-based grassroots social justice movements, both locally and internationally. Using a documentary/fine art approach, working with an emphasis on both the broader narrative and building relationships with the people I photograph, I am able construct imagery that retains a sense intimacy and sensitivity but remains visually arresting.
Recently, my constructed/art-based work has become less defined and constrained, and is currently moving toward the still life and fashion genres. 2015 will become an explorative year for projects previously unrealized.”
-Amy Lee Woodward